Treatment Director
Department: Residential Group Home
Salary: Salary
City/State: LINDALE
Education: Specific to job
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Required
Relocation: N/A
Contact Name: Kimberly Brown
Contact Email: kbrown@hhofet.org
Date Posted: Dec 9, 2019
Description:
Qualifications: *These qualifications present the minimum level of requirements needed in order to perform the job at a satisfactory level. Candidates must have the ability to perform the essential functions of this position to be considered for employment with Hope Haven of East Texas. 1. Master’s degree or higher with course work in the behavioral sciences or education. Must currently have and be able to maintain licensure as an LPC, LCSW, LMFT or LMSW. 2. Must have at least one year of experience providing treatment services for children in a residential setting or with a child placing agency. Knowledge of Minimum Standards and Residential Contracting is preferred but not required. 3. Possess a valid Texas Driver’s License and Texas minimum auto insurance requirements. 4. Must either be a citizen of the United States or meet other qualifications to work legally within the country. 5. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and in stressful situations. Must be able to respond to crisis situations with patience and good judgement. 6. Must present a deep interest in working with youth that come from hard places in life. Primary Purpose: The treatment director has primary administrative and clinical responsibility for managing all the therapeutic interventions and programs for Hope Haven of East Texas. This position is accountable for providing guidance for the staff regarding the implementation of treatment services to our children. Wage/Hour Status: Salary MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES 1. Bares primary responsibility for the management and supervision of the overall treatment program at Hope Haven of East Texas. 2. Provides close supervision, management and guidance of the case management staff. Provides clinical recommendations pertaining to therapeutic services to the program director and direct care staff as needed. 3. Maintains positive and cooperating working relationships with residents, administrative staff and multi-disciplinary team members in the conduct of organization business and demonstrates teamwork in daily activities. 4. Responsible for completion of the 72-hour admission assessment and the Preliminary Service Plan. 5. Actively participates in the service planning meetings on a weekly basis, along with special staffing as needed. 6. Reviews, approves and signs each child’s individualized service plan. 7. Assists in creating and implementing safety plans for children in our care as appropriate. Must sign off on such plans as a professional level service provider. 8. Attends the psychiatric medication management appointments for the children. 9. Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of routine trainings for all Hope Haven staff per the requirements of Minimum Standards. 10. Assists in developing and leading nurture groups for the children in the home. 11. Responsible for obtaining and maintaining counseling services for the children in our care. 12. Must be available to the treatment team to assist in crisis intervention situations and be able to provide guidance pertaining to treatment issues during such times. 13. Assists in auditing children files regarding treatment as needed for compliance with residential child-care licensing, residential contracts, agency policies and procedures and Youth for Tomorrow (YFT) standards. 14. Must be able to work on-call for one entire week on a rotating basis with other designated Hope Haven staff. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES 1. Communicates with executive director, administrator, program director and other Hope Haven staff, along with other service providers as needed to assess and discuss progress and needs of the children in our care. 2. Participates in scheduled staff meetings and required trainings. 3. Provides supervision pertaining to the administration and appropriate documentation of all medications to the children in our care. 4. Improves knowledge and skills through self-initiated and mandatory professional development trainings. 5. Successfully meets established annual performance goals. 6. Performs prompt and timely in completing assignments and attending to details accurately and efficiently. 7. Has regular attendance and complies with proper notification procedures for absences. 8. Participates in public relations assignments and meetings as needed. 9. Performs other assignments and duties as necessary and requested by the administrator and executive director. EQUIPMENT USED: Computer and copying machine WORKING CONDITIONS: Mental Demands: Reading, ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); maintain emotional control under stress. Physical Demands: Standing, sitting, stooping, bending and lifting items up to 40 lbs. Occasional prolonged, irregular and holiday hours. The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required.